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Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Jim Koch, Sam Adams Beer Creator, Becomes Craft Beer's First Billionaire

Jim Koch, the 64-year-old co-founder of Boston Beer Company, has a lot of reasons to raise a bottle of one of his trademark Samuel Adams Boston Lager's in a toast this week. Specifically, one billion reasons.<p>On Monday, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated Koch's net worth above a billion …

The 5 Most Important Physics Discoveries Of The Past 25 Years

Physics World reporter Tushna Commissariat told the BBC that making the list was "harder than choosing Nobel laureates," adding that there have been "so many eye-popping findings that our final choice is, inevitably, open to debate."<p>The magazine, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, also …

Physics

Meditators Can Affect Quantum Events

In quantum physics, one of the most enduring mysteries is known as the double-slit experiment, which renowned physicist Richard Feynman described as …

Quantum Physics

'Rotating moon' filmed by Nasa - video

Learn about black holes, Hawking radiation, the big bang and creation of the universe in just two and a half minutes<p>2:44<p>Published: 19 Sep 2013<p>Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers to win the coveted title<p>Gallery<p>Published: 19 Sep …

40 maps that explain the world

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to …

Hearst Magazines

Japan launches 'affordable' Epsilon space rocket

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1010000/1010622_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532533615_e45d0a695162c6c0dcf937a8c2e5facf<p><b>Japan has launched the first in a new generation of space rockets, hoping the design will make missions more affordable.</b><p>The Epsilon rocket is about …

Space Exploration

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Voyager 1 leaves solar system

Carrying the images, sounds and technology of the 1970s, the space probe Voyager 1 has left our solar system and begun a journey that will take it to interstellar space and possibly other life forms.<p>Equipped with an eight-track tape recorder, computers with 240,000 times less memory than an iPhone …

Researchers find gears in nature – on planthopper insects

Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanismfound inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects.<p>The discovery, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, provides …

Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space at last, NASA says

A spacecraft from Earth has left its cosmic backyard and taken its first steps in interstellar space, NASA says.<p>After streaking through space for nearly 35 years, NASA's robotic Voyager 1 probe entered interstellar space in August 2012, a study published Thursday in the journal Science …

Why Mars Colonists Will Definitely Go Crazy

A space colony could be a breeding ground for mental illness.<p>Everyone and their mother wants to send people to Mars these days. Dutch spaceflight nonprofits, President Obama, and even Buzz Aldrin have seriously discussed plans to put humans on the inhospitable planet in the next few decades. But …

Drug addiction: The complex truth

We’re told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn’t that simple – a set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago tells a very different tale.<p>Drugs are scary. The words “heroin” and “cocaine” make people flinch. It's not just the …

Catalyst makes tiny rods ‘swim’ to target

Putting a bit of catalyst on the ends of microscopic “matchsticks” can propel them through water to a specific chemical, report researchers.<p>The new …

Why bilingualism strengthens your mental muscle

People who are able to speak two languages usually can do so seamlessly, a trait that likely develops a higher level of mental flexibility, …

Why Do We Laugh?

Follow A Queen Bee On Her Maiden Mating Flight

Get the bees'-eye view.<p>Queen honeybees mate just once in their lives, within weeks of emerging as an adult from the little honeycomb cells in which they grew. Their mating flights may be the only time they ever leave their hive. But at least they seem to make the most of it: They mate in mid-air, …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

Opportunity to see Venus in daytime on October 7 and 8

October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.<p>Have you ever seen the moon in a …

Astronomy